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TSHOOT (Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks)
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CCNP 300-135 TSHOOT Practice Exam

ExSim-Max for Cisco® CCNP® TSHOOT 300-135 exam simulation software covers all of the concepts you need to know to pass the Cisco TSHOOT 300-135 exam. ExSim-Max for Cisco TSHOOT 300-135 has 3 practice exams that include 12 trouble tickets, 1 BGP sim and 6 other items for a total of 43 questions per practice exam. The trouble tickets will give you hands-on practice issuing router and switch commands in a simulated network environment. You may find that ExSim-Max for Cisco TSHOOT 300-135 actually has more questions than the real certification exam. We have included more questions to ensure that all potential topics are covered.

TSHOOT Supplemental ExamPRODUCT UPDATE! 8/17/18, we released an update for the ExSim-Max for Cisco 300-135 THSOOT product. The original 3 practice exams have been enhanced. PLUS, a fourth "Supplemental" practice exam has been added to cover additional knowledge topics that may appear on the certification exam. The new Supplemental exam contains 90 additional multiple choice or drag-and-drop questions. 

If you are a current ExSim-Max for Cisco 300-135 TSHOOT product user, you will see an update prompt the next time you load your practice exam and are connected to the internet.

These practice exams simulate the difficulty and variety of question types on the real exam so closely that, if you can pass our ExSim-Max for Cisco TSHOOT 300-135 simulations, you will know that you are ready for the real exam — guaranteed.

Due to the unique format of the ExSim-Max for TSHOOT product, a downloadable demo is not available. However, you can view a video demo of the product.

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ExSim-Max exam simulations are the best way to know when you are prepared for the real certification test. Explanations in our ExSim-Max products are not limited to explaining why the correct choice is correct; they contain explanations for all of the available choices. Knowing why the choice is correct or incorrect, will provide a better understanding of the concept.

To benefit the most from our TSHOOT practice exam, we recommend that you first gain some hands-on experience either with physical equipment or with our NetSim Network Simulator for CCNP (CCNP labs are included with NetSim for CCNP).

Once you have a good understanding of CCNP-level skills and technologies, you are ready to take exam A (1 of 3) included in the ExSim-Max for Cisco TSHOOT 300-135 practice exam. If you pass the first exam on the first attempt, you are most likely ready to take the real exam. If you don’t pass the first time, we’ll help you figure out what you need to brush up on; ExSim-Max score reports will tell you what areas that you should study. Once you have studied up, you can take exam B to gauge your improvement. If you do not pass on your second attempt, do some more studying and then take exam C. We do recommend that you take all three exams included to get the full benefit of the product, even if you pass the first simulation, as this will give you even more confidence going into the real exam.

CCNP 300-135 TSHOOT Exam Info

Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Switched Networks (TSHOOT 300-135) is a qualifying exam for the Cisco Certified Network Professional CCNP certification. TSHOOT 300-135 tests a candidate's knowledge and skills required to (1) plan and perform regular maintenance on complex enterprise routed and switched networks and (2) use technology-based practices and a systematic ITIL-compliant approach to perform network troubleshooting.

CCNP 300-135 TSHOOT Exam Topics

1.0    Network Principles

1.1Use Cisco IOS troubleshooting tools
 1.1.a    Debug, conditional debug
 1.1.b    Ping and trace route with extended options
1.2Apply troubleshooting methodologies
 1.2.a    Diagnose the root cause of networking issues (analyze symptoms, identify and describe root cause)
 1.2.b    Design and implement valid solutions
 1.2.c    Verify and monitor resolution

2.0    Layer 2 Technologies

2.1Troubleshoot switch administration
 2.1.a    SDM templates
 2.1.b    Managing MAC address table
 2.1.C    Troubleshoot Err-disable recovery
2.2Troubleshoot Layer 2 protocols
 2.2.a    CDP, LLDP
 2.2.b    UDLD
2.3Troubleshoot VLANs
 2.3.a    Access ports
 2.3.b    VLAN database
 2.3.c    Normal, extended VLAN, voice VLAN
2.4Troubleshoot trunking
 2.4.a    VTPv1, VTPv2, VTPv3, VTP pruning
 2.4.b    dot1Q
 2.4.c    Native VLAN
 2.4.d    Manual pruning
2.5Troubleshoot EtherChannels
 2.5.a    LACP, PAgP, manual
 2.5.b    Layer 2, Layer 3
 2.5.c    Load balancing
 2.5.d    EtherChannel misconfiguration guard
2.6Troubleshoot spanning tree
 2.6.a    PVST+, RPVST +, MST
 2.6.b    Switch priority, port priority, path cost, STP timers
 2.6.c    PortFast, BPDUguard, BPDUfilter
 2.6.d    Loopguard, Rootguard
2.7Troubleshoot other LAN switching technologies
 2.7.a    SPAN, RSPAN
2.8Troubleshoot chassis virtualization and aggregation technologies
 2.8.a    Stackwise

3.0    Layer 3 Technologies

3.1Troubleshoot IPv4 addressing and subnetting
 3.1.a    Address types (Unicast, broadcast, multicast, and VLSM)
 3.1.b    ARP
 3.1.c    DHCP relay and server
 3.1.d    DHCP protocol operations
3.2Troubleshoot IPv6 addressing and subnetting
 3.2.a    Unicast
 3.2.b    EUI-64
 3.2.c    ND, RS/RA
 3.2.d    Autoconfig (SLAAC)
 3.2.e    DHCP relay and server
 3.2.f    DHCP protocol operations
3.3Troubleshoot static routing
3.4Troubleshoot default routing
3.5Troubleshoot administrative distance
3.6Troubleshoot passive interfaces
3.7Troubleshoot VRF lite
3.8Troubleshoot filtering with any protocol
3.9Troubleshoot between any routing protocols or routing sources
3.10Troubleshoot manual and autosummarization with any routing protocol
3.11Troubleshoot policy-based routing
3.12Troubleshoot suboptimal routing
3.13Troubleshoot loop prevention mechanisms
 3.13.a    Route tagging, filtering
 3.13.b    Split-horizon
 3.13.c    Route poisoning
3.14Troubleshoot RIPv2
3.15Troubleshoot EIGRP neighbor relationship and authentication
3.16Troubleshoot loop free path selection
 3.16.a    RD, FD, FC, successor, feasible successor
3.17Troubleshoot EIGPR operations
 3.17.a    Stuck in active
3.18Troubleshoot EIGRP stubs
3.19Troubleshoot EIGRP load balancing
 3.19.a    Equal cost
 3.19.b    Unequal cost
3.20Troubleshoot EIGRP metrics
3.21Troubleshoot EIGRP for IPv6
3.22Troubleshoot OSPF neighbor relationship and authentication
3.23Troubleshoot network types, area types, and router types
 3.23.a    Point-to-point, multipoint, broadcast, nonbroadcast
 3.23.b    LSA types, area type: backbone, normal, transit, stub, NSSA, totally stub
 3.23.c    Internal router, backbone router, ABR, ASBR
 3.23.d    Virtual link
3.24Troubleshoot OSPF path preference
3.25Troubleshoot OSPF operations
3.26Troubleshoot OSPF for IPv6
3.27Troubleshoot BGP peer relationships and authentication
 3.27.a    Peer group
 3.27.b    Active, passive
 3.27.c    States and timers
3.28Troubleshoot eBGP
 3.28.a    eBGP
 3.28.b    4-byte AS number
 3.28.c    Private AS

4.0    VPN Technologies

4.1Troubleshoot GRE

5.0    Infrastructure Security

5.1Troubleshoot IOS AAA using local database
5.2Troubleshoot device access control
 5.2.a    Lines (VTY, AUX, console)
 5.2.b    Management plane protection
 5.2.c    Password encryption
5.3Troubleshoot router security features
 5.3.a    IPv4 access control lists (standard, extended, time-based)
 5.3.b    IPv6 traffic filter
 5.3.c    Unicast reverse path forwarding

6.0    Infrastructure Services

6.1Troubleshoot device management
 6.1.a    Console and VTY
 6.1.b    Telnet, HTTP, HTTPS, SSH, SCP
 6.1.c    (T) FTP
6.2Troubleshoot SNMP
 6.2.a    V2
 6.2.b    V3
6.3Troubleshoot logging
 6.3.a    Local logging, syslog, debugs, conditional debugs
 6.3.b    Timestamps
6.4Troubleshoot Network Time Protocol (NTP)
 6.4.a    NTP master, client, version 3, version 4
 6.4.b    NTP authentication
6.5Troubleshoot IPv4 and IPv6 DHCP
 6.5.a    DHCP client, IOS DHCP server, DHCP relay
 6.5.b    DHCP options (describe)
6.6Troubleshoot IPv4 Network Address Translation (NAT)
 6.6.a    Static NAT, Dynamic NAT, PAT
6.7Troubleshoot SLA architecture
6.8Troubleshoot tracking objects
 6.8.a    Tracking objects
 6.8.b    Tracking different entities (for example, interfaces, IPSLA results)

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5 stars The best tool for gauging your tshoot skills
6/28/2019 3:25:49 PM - Pleurat - Pristina, AL

The best tool for gauging your tshoot skills

5 stars The reason I passed the TSHOOT
5/25/2019 11:21:33 AM - Jackson - Hempstead, NY US

Honestly, I will say that this practice Exam Sim was the main reason why I had passed the TSHOOT back in December, and I passed it on my first try. I didn't get a chance to do a review until now, but I just wanted to note that, Boson was my primary source of preparation for the TSHOOT exam and I probably would've failed it without the ExSim.

The environment is very similar to the actual exam, which gives you a huge advantage because you can familiarize yourself with the exam format ahead of time and eliminate that extra pressure in addition to trying to troubleshoot complex problems within a limited time frame.

You still have to understand and master the technologies and topics covered in the Cisco Exam Blueprint however, these scenarios get you in the proper troubleshooting mindset and should get you adequately prepared for the TSHOOT exam. Especially the Multiple Choice Questions.

All in all, I can say that Boson played a huge role in me becoming a CCNP.

2 stars Big Fail!
6/25/2018 12:22:32 PM - David - Richmond, VA US

I used Boson for three of my previous recertifications, and their test exams were spot on, like exactly what the test was. I took TShoot this morning, knowing the Boson material cold, and got the worst score on any certification test in over twenty years of testing! The real test started off with a BGP scenario far more complicated than anything in the Boson tests, requiring knowledge of commands not used in any Boson scenario. I wasted fifteen minutes on that, reluctant to blow off the very first scenario. All the non-scenario (multiple guess, etc.) were completely different, on material such as IPSec that the practice exams didn't touch. Boson's exams hammered GRE relentlessly, and I memorized all the header fields and their placement, and not one question on that. Some of it I knew from real world experience, but let's face it, many questions are on things you don't use a lot, if ever.

5 stars Fantastic Study Tool
8/30/2017 9:30:08 AM - Daniel - Lewisville, TX US

Very similar to the actual test layout and it really trains your brain to get into a rhythm of systematically progressing through the as you would on the real exam.

I recommend this to anybody prepping for the test.

5 stars Highly recommended !!
6/15/2017 2:30:40 AM - Anjay - Coimbatore, TN IN

This is the closest thing you can get to the real exam, in terms of what commands and functions are available on the TSHOOT exam SIM. I used this along with GNS3 during my practise and study. Got my CCNP, thanks to you guys!

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